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Thread: how to hide my shame from the quilt police

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    Thank you all for replys..sending good thoughts to all..Dottie

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    If you put a false back on it like you mentioned, no one will ever know what's underneath. :thumbup: I'm looking forward to seeing a picture of your masterpiece. BTW -Welcome from another Michigander

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    Thanks..Sounds good ..Do you know anyone who has done a false back...Dottiej

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    I helped out at the county fair last year and there were several wall hangings that had false backs. the ones I remember were pillow case style.

    The judges didn't like them because they couldn't see the quilting, but didn't really affect the judging that much, at least I don't think it did.

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    Don't you know the "quilt police" have X-Ray eyes.
    Having said that. Put another back on it. I recently saw a quilt that had a lot of decorative quilting on it - scenes etc in varrigated thread. then a backing had been added and then the background had been quilted. It didn't qualify because the rules indicated that all the quiting should have showed on the back. So read the rules. However, it is done and accepted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dottiej
    Thanks..Sounds good ..Do you know anyone who has done a false back...Dottiej
    I did mine on muslin and then put a backing on just before I did the final quilting. I never thought of that part as false or a cover. It was part of the plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dottiej
    ,,,looks like it fell on a sticky floor at a messy thread factory..threads hanging, birds nests all over, scribbling meanders that were suppose to be circles..but are pointy thingys
    You could say it's modern art and if the judges can't see that you are expressing yourself then they are just not true artists like you.

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    Since you paint why not paint a matching back & make it reversable.

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    why couldn't u use a false back but do stitch lines on it to memic or to highlight the quilting on the front?

    If the eyelashing and birds nest are only in a few randow places a few patches of egrets might be a nice variety to it......

    Welcome from Minnesota

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    This gave me an idea that if a ever tried something like this I would finish the front and then attach it to a artist canvas. On the back I would maybe do something like a collage? colorful blend? whatever on the back. I would love to see a picture.

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